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  • Jews and Christians: Partners in early Hollywood

    August 6, 2014 | 11:24 am

    When, in 1920s Hollywood, as author and historian Neal Gabler has observed, Jews created “an empire of their own,” was there peace in filmland between Jews and Christians?

    Within the Hollywood film colony of that period, which was populated with stars like Mary Pickford, Charlie...

  • Charlie Chaplin’s funniest film to be accompanied by orchestra

    By Rick Schultz

    June 4, 2014 | 10:56 am

    Imagine being 23 years old and summoned to Hollywood by Charlie Chaplin to work on his 1936 comedy classic, “Modern Times” — then being fired by the legendary star/director/writer after a week and a half. And then rehired. 

    That’s what happened to the great American film composer...

  • Madonna celebrates Purim in Charlie Chaplin costume

    By Lauren Bottner

    March 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Be it Madonna or Esther, as she is known in her Kabbalah circles, Saturday night she answered only to Charlie Chaplin.

    Madonna celebrated Purim in New York City on March 19th in drag as Charlie Chaplin (TMZ has the photo).  Tipping her hat to the classic movie star, she donned a...

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